Register to receive our newsletter and join in the conversation on our message boards!
REGISTER NOW

About Us

Connecting Africa is the premier online community dedicated to tackling the immense scope of the African digital landscape. Connecting Africa offers a comprehensive, informed and nuanced understanding of the region's communications networking and ICT sector and the commercial opportunities such insight can afford. Connecting Africa's readers include decision makers from across the entire communications technology ecosystem that are either based in Africa, conducting business with African enterprises or seeking to learn more about one of the communications industry's growth hot-spots.

Connecting Africa is produced in association with Informa Tech's hugely successful and market-leading AfricaCom event (tmt.knect365.com/africacom/), the continent's most important and best-attended communications networking and ICT event, which takes place in Cape Town each November. Connecting Africa brings AfricaCom delegates, and those from the wider tech and telco industries, together in a dedicated online environment that is 'always on'.

Key topics covered by the Connecting Africa editorial team and its contributors include:

  • The evolution of mobile networking, including developments in 3G and 4G as well as the emergence of 5G

  • The growth of cloud services and introduction of virtualization

  • The impact of emerging technologies such as IoT, artificial intelligence, enhanced analytics, blockchain and cybersecurity

  • Cutting-edge developments in the fintech sector

  • The introduction and business case for digital entertainment

  • Digital inclusion and gender equality

    Meet the Editor
    Paula Gilbert joined Connecting Africa as Editor on June 1, 2019. The Johannesburg-based journalist previously worked as a TV producer and reporter for business television channels Bloomberg TV Africa and CNBC Africa, and started her career at a small radio news agency in Cape Town. She has been reporting on key developments in Africa's telecoms and ICT sectors for more than four years and prior to joining Connecting Africa was the telecoms editor at online publication, ITWeb. She can be reached at gilbert@connectingafrica.com

    Connecting Africa editor Paula Gilbert.
    Connecting Africa editor Paula Gilbert.

    Editorial calendar
    Each month, Connecting Africa will focus on a particular topic as part of its editorial coverage. For further information, contact gilbert@connectingafrica.com

  • Latest Articles
    Analysts say that forcing Vodacom and MTN to drop prices could actually make it harder for Cell C and Telkom to retain customers.
    French operator Orange has unveiled its new strategic plan, Engage2025, and Africa has an important place in it.
    MTN and Vodacom continue to blame high data prices on a lack of spectrum.
    The Competition Commission is trying to enforce sweeping changes to South Africa's mobile data pricing, including free daily mobile data for all citizens.
    South Africa's Competition Commission says MTN and Vodacom must reduce mobile data prices immediately or face prosecution.
    Sponsored Video
    At the recent AfricaCom event in Cape Town we spoke to Chafic Traboulsi, head of networks for Ericsson, Middle East and Africa, about the ...
    Avanti Country Manager and Sales Director for Southern Africa, Brenden Pronk, discusses the latest development at Avanti and calls for the ...
    Parallel Wireless's Christoph Fitih shared how the company's 2G/3G/4G/5G software-enabled Open Network solution is helping telcos in Africa deploy ...
    This new video will inspire companies to reimagine their business for success in a world where connectivity is more than a commodity. Sponsored Video
    SPONSORED VIDEO: Kontron's Luc-Yves Pagal Vinette discusses software-defined networking (SDN) in developing markets and how Kontron is ...
    All Videos
    Webinars
    ARCHIVED
    Monday, November 4, 2019
    1:00 p.m. South Africa / 11 a.m. London

    The Internet of Things (IoT) offers many positive opportunities for enterprises large and small. Join this webinar to find out how major South African freight logistics company is using IoT technology and systems to its operational and business advantage.

    Information Resources
    All resources
    Video
    Connecting Africa Editor Paula Gilbert and Telecoms.com Deputy Editor Jamie Davies provide insights into the final day of AfricaCom 2019 and a ...
    Connecting Africa Editor Paula Gilbert chats about key topics from day two at AfricaCom 2019, including 4G vs. 5G, Liquid Telecom's new fiber link ...
    Connecting Africa Editor Paula Gilbert and Telecoms.com Deputy Editor Jamie Davies provide their insights into topics such as spectrum ...
    Connecting Africa editor Paula Gilbert discusses the key trends in Africa's ICT sector, including the fourth industrial revolution and digital ...
    AfricaCom TV caught up with Herman Singh, MTN's Group Chief Digital Officer, during the 20th anniversary event. Singh discussed the role of mobile ...
    All Videos
    Partner Perspectives - from our sponsors
    South Africa Leads the World in Demand for Constant Connectivity
    By Steve McCaffery, President, International Sales & Managing Director IBO, Arris
    Connecting Africa to the Digital World
    By António Nunes, CEO, Angola Cables
    Innovation Key to Fan Engagement
    By Robert Klein, CEO, Bundesliga International
    Success Factors for Digital Transformation
    By Dr. Volker Rieger, for Detecon
    All Partner Perspectives
    AfricaCom Perspectives
    The possibilities that the Internet of Things (IoT) and its millions of connected devices create are infinite and can bring many benefits to consumers and society as a whole. However, they ...
    The shortlist has been announced of five innovative companies which are in the running for the AfricaCom's AHUB Pitch & Win 2019 competition, in partnership with GSMA.
    Given the size of the contribution the mobile industry makes to the sub-Saharan African economy, it could be argued that the region's businesses and enterprises have more at stake in the ...
    Underpinned by its socio-economic transformation, Africa is narrowing the gap in technological and digital divides. This, for the most part, will be driven by its highly-adaptive and ...
    All AfricaCom Perspectives
    Flash Poll
    like us on facebook
    Connecting Africa
    About Us     Contact Us     Help     Register     Twitter     Facebook     RSS
    Copyright © 2019 Light Reading, part of Informa Tech,
    a division of Informa PLC. All rights reserved.
    Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy | Terms of Use
    in partnership with